Unlike Kendo, there is no use of protective equipment during training. Some light contact is made with the weapons but not in a harmful manner. There is great emphasis on learning new techniques slowly, improving ones accuracy through repetition and time. The practice of ‘sun dome’ (stopping a strike with the Jo or cut with the sword, within 1″ of the target) is used extensively throughout Kata training.
Is there any protective equipment worn during training?
by shobu7968 | Feb 23, 2019 | Training sessions